An experimental all-glass penny manufactured in 1942 is coming to auction. Estimates have the penny going for $30,000 and up. The January 5th auction is offered online by Heritage Auctions.
Heritage is presenting a public auction of rare coins and paper money of which the glass penny is one of the featured attractions.
“The present 1942 glass experimental piece is the only intact example discovered in nearly 75 years since the experiments,” said Mark Borckardt, Senior Numismatist and Cataloger at Heritage Auctions. “Although glass was never used for emergency U.S. coinage, this piece represents a unique artifact of the ingenuity and determination of Mint officials and private industry.”